stephen.chen.sf photography
portfolio : fero-city

 
FERO-CITY is a photo/installation dealing with the resurgence of anti-LGBT hate crimes in North America, particularly in NYC. The title plays on the homonymic associations with feral and ferrous (iron, blood) as constituents of the city. The project seeks to address the fragmented and ephemeral nature of media coverage to visualize the larger context of LGBT hate crime in the past year despite recent advances made in LGBT rights. Stephen visits each of the locations and documents them with a Russian-made camera, drawing parallels between the spate of NYC hate crimes and increasingly homophobic situation in Russia with Putin’s ruling. (more info: http://dissonanceonline.com/fero-city)